amAze users can now view the last known address or map location of their friends.
LocatioNet Systems has released a new version 5.2 of amAze GPS that includes location sharing with Facebook friends. amAze GPS is an off-board mobile phone navigation service with over 500 supported mobile phone models and millions of downloads from all over the world. In addition to the existing rich features including worldwide navigation, mapping, speed camera alerts, rich POI, weather and more, the new version 5.2 offers users also the option to share their location with a selected list of their Facebook friends via amAze GPS. A new Facebook interface was added to the mobile application to allow amAze users to view the last known address or map location of their friends. Users can get walking or driving directions to their friends' location with one click of a button. Important privacy protection mechanism allows users to select which one of their friends will see their location. In addition the users have the option at any time to disable their location sharing.
"This is an exciting addition to amAze GPS" said Ofer Tziperman, President of LocatioNet. "Location sharing is a real need for many users today. It is a natural extension for amAze, that allows users to interact with their friends and family based on their current location and to share some more relevant data that is available with today's GPS phones. We are sure that it will get a warm welcome amongst our loyal users. All privacy aspects were addressed".